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Skydiving for the wuss at SkyVenture Montreal
Amériques, Canada, Destinations

Skydiving For the Wuss – A day With SkyVenture

I’ve always wanted to try skydiving, and one day I will. The problem is that I’m a total wuss and the idea of jumping from a plane never comes to my mind. I have no problem diving, rafting, hiking… but skydiving is just a little too scary for me. Fortunately, there’s an alternative for us, wuss of the world, and it’s called SkyVenture (or iFLY), and they are in Canada, United States, UK and Asia! What is it? The concept is simple: you fly in an indoor free fall simulator. It’s exactly the same feeling as skydiving, but you don’t have the odd part of jumping from 12 000 feet. (Yay!) After a short class with an instructor, you just have to gear up and you’re ready to go into the cylinder. You’ll learn how to position your body and to communicate. Once inside the cylinder, you cannot hear anything but the wind, so you’ll use the signs to communicate with the instructor. The wind blows at a speed of 175 km/h approximately, and it is enough to lift you of the floor.  How does it feel like? « I’m flyiiiinnngggggg!!!!!! » Despite what you may think, it is really smooth. It is almost like […]

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Amériques, Canada, Destinations

I Spent the Weekend in Russia, Montreal!

I’m grounded in Montreal since my last trip in California in october and I’m starting to get crazy! Winter blues is flirting with me and I’m trying to find ways to survive the next month until my trip to Rio de Janeiro. So, I decided to spend a weekend in Russia. Because why not. One of the reason why I’m in love with Montreal is because it’s easy to get in a travel mood even if you stay in town. I’m fascinated by Russia since a long time. I wish I could go this year, but I had to accept the ugly thing called « making choices ». Ahah! Waiting for this trip, I discovered that Montreal has very good Russian shops and groceries. Check it out! La Caverne Hiding in a basement of Côte-des-Neiges, this typical Russian restaurant is a must if you’re curious about everything that can be cooked with potatoes (Yes, it is true that there’s a lot of potatoes in Russian cuisine). Of course, you can take the classic chicken Kiev or beef Stroganoff, but it’s your chance to be adventurous there! Try the Varenyky (some kind of slavic dumplings) or the Chebureky (meat pastries)… and the Borscht (beet […]

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